With the Tour right around the corner, the cycling posters come out of the woodwork. I’ve seen a lot of work over the years but Bruce Doscher’s are very unique. See his work from last year’s Tour at his portfolio site.
You’ve probably seen this graphic before by an artist named Aaron Kuehn. What you haven’t seen is a special gold edition, specially printed for Golden Saddle Cyclery. Available to be shipped in time for the holidays, these GSC Edition Bicycle Typograms are a perfect gift for cyclists. Pick one up here.
Klaus from Cycling Inquisition shared this with me and I couldn’t be more enamored with this project:
“Col du Tourmalet, Stelvio Pass, Mont Ventoux, Côte de la Redoute, and the Koppenberg. Iconic climbs differing in length, grade and location, but all of which conjure up numerous emotions and moments in cycling history. As iconic as these climbs are, however, they barely resonate with Colombian cyclists and fans. That’s because Colombia, with its sizable history in the sport, has it’s own climbs. Ones with tremendous amounts of history, lore and statistics to match.
Among the numerous climbs that dot the Andean landscape, three stand well above all others. Páramo de Letras, Alto de Minas, and the Alto de la Línea. One is the longest climb in the world, another defeated Fausto Coppi, while one has actually claimed lives, while giving birth to a generation of escarabajos.
This set of prints celebrates these icons of Colombian cycling.
Printed on uncoated, bright white stock, this set of 11″x16″ (27.94cm x 40.64cm) prints ships rolled. Each print shows the profile of the climb, and gives key information about each one. Length, climbing height, and maximum grade.
Dare I say, “suitable for framing”?
Each set also comes with a small booklet detailing the importance of these climbs, a sticker of a cyclist who has made his name on these climbs, and (don’t laugh) a piece of coffee-flavored hard candy made by the oldest candy manufacturer in Colombia.”
I’ve featured these designs from 100 Copies before and now they’re available for purchase. Pick up a print here and check out the other two prints below.
Anytime I put up a post about a poster or an illustrator, a reader always recants with another. It’s like a viscous cycle (literally). It’s not often however that I see one that I like. Leo Espinosa‘s work is the exception though. This piece, along with others on his portfolio site are great. See for yourself.
One of my favorite poster artists, Snowblinded, has a new print for sale at Artcrank Denver:
“Pale Horse. 24″ x 18″, 100lbs matte paper, limited to 50, signed and numbered. Pale Horse will be available for $40 at ARTCRANK Denver. The event will take place Saturday, September 1st at the Taxi Freight Building, from noon till 10pm. For customers outside of Denver, you can pre-order a print on Snowblinded.com“
I don’t even know what’s going on there but I dig it.
Just a friendly reminder…
“The “Poster Party for Bike People” that grew out of Minneapolis is happening in cities across the US and Europe this Spring and Summer. We’re proud to be teaming up with Crash and Sue’s, Doomtree and more to tell this unique story.
This film will premier Thursday, 23rd at The REELS X WHEELS film festival.
For more details on the event please check out the Facebook event page: facebook.com/events/138467039626350/”